Sustaining that inclination towards peaceful co-existence and co-operation is a daily effort against the pull of selfishness - and it needs some encouragement.
|Buddhist customs serve as reminders of such themes. After Vassa, comes the Kathina Ceremony, an occasion that typifies the harmonising of the household and monastic lifestyles to support the Holy Life. It's a time for harmonic convergence throughout the Buddhist world; and it establishes our intentions as householders or mendicants to support and set an example to each other. So you are invited to take the opportunity that occurs to participate in this 2,500-year-old ceremony at your nearest monastery.|
Meanwhile, another convergence of sorts: Herein a gathering of letters, articles and notes to remind you of the Sangha's presence in the world. For the next Issue, please send material to 'Newsletter' Amaravati, by November 20th.